Ferrari pay tribute to Michael Schumacher on 50th birthday with exhibition

by Aaron Gillard
Michael Schumacher - 2012

Scuderia Ferrari will launch a special exhibition in Italy, in tribute to Michael Schumacher on his 50th Birthday.

The seven-time FIA Formula 1 world champion, who won five of his seven titles with the Italian team, will turn 50 next year on 3 January.

The German raced in Formula 1 between 1991 to 2006 before leaving from the sport. He won seven titles between those years, two with Benetton and five with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004. He made a comeback in 2010 to race with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport before he retired from racing at the end of the 2012 season. Schumacher raced with Ferrari from 1996 to 2006, where he revived the Ferrari team and created one of the most dominated dynasties in F1 history.

In December 2013, Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident and has been treated in his private home in Switzerland. He hasn’t been seen in the public since and information regarding Michael’s condition has been quiet in respect of privacy for the Schumacher family.

The ‘Michael 50’ exhibition at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello opens on January 3rd as the German driver turns 50 years old. The museum is in collaboration with the Keep Fighting Foundation.

“The Ferrari Museum is dedicating a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher, which will open on the occasion of his 50th birthday on 3 January 2019,” in a statement by Ferrari. “It is intended both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever.

“Schumacher has a special place in Ferrari’s history, which has been marked by his many records. Between 1996 and 2006 the German champion won five consecutive Drivers’ titles, from 2000 to 2004, and made a major contribution to the Scuderia’s haul of six Manufacturers’ titles over those years.

“The Museum’s rooms will look back over the memorable seasons that the seven-time World Champion gifted to all Ferraristi, and that created a legend now bigger than ever in the hearts of all fans.

“The exhibition will also show Michael’s crucial contribution to the development of extraordinary GT cars in his years at Maranello, as a driver and later as a consultant.”

Michael’s son, Mick Schumacher won this years’ FIA Formula 3 European Championship and will make a step up to F1’s support series, FIA Formula 2 next year with Prema Racing.

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